"Still Alice" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion
Moderator: Raymond De Vries, PhD
Panelists: Nancy Barbas, MD
J. Scott Roberts, PhD
Based on Lisa Genova’s bestselling novel. In an Oscar winning performance, Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a renowned neurolinguistics professor at Columbia University who is diagnosed with familial, early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The film provides insight into the patient’s perspective and the challenges patients, families, and caregivers face. The film also raises important bioethical questions related to patient autonomy, genetic testing, and personhood in the face of dementia.